12 Amazing Slices that are Perfect for Lunch

Forget religion and politics. Nothing gets an entire office fired up like a debate over the best style of pizza. February 9 is National Pizza Day! Get out of the office and celebrate with a slice. Crispy, doughy, saucy, cheesy. Classic pepperoni or experimental toppings. New York thin crust, Chicago deep dish, or even Detroit-style […]

Peeling Back the Layers of the Purple Onion in Saluda

Tucked away in the thick forests below the Green River is the small town of Saluda. The row of downtown businesses takes a few minutes to stroll by. Railroad tracks are the only physical barrier between the commercial corridor and neighborhoods dotting the nearby hillside. And at the center of the quaint, cozy downtown is […]

Omni Grove Park Inn is the Tasty Gumdrop on Top of a Historic Neighborhood

Like the top tier of a decorative cake, the historic and nationally-renowned Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa sits on a mountain overlooking the equally fine Grove Park historic neighborhood district. Guests and visitors have flocked to the hotel for generations, attracted by its grandeur, fine dining, and long distance views of the Asheville […]

Treat Yo’ Self to These 7 Indulgent Local Luxuries

Fans of the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation may recognize October 13 as Treat Yo’ Self Day. On that date in 2011, two of the characters, Tom and Donna, celebrated an annual afternoon of “treating themselves” to whatever extravagant purchases they wanted. This October, we’re challenging you to treat yourself to all the best things […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in WNC?

A dog may be man’s best friend, but it’s woman who knows how to keep him well fed. For many homes, furbabies are more than pets—they’re part of the family! And from scenic mountain hikes to a casual pint in town, it’s great to take them out with you to enjoy all the amenities WNC […]

November “Thank Local” LoLo Gifts: Escape the Chill to Satisfy Your Hunger

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM BOGART’S RESTAURANT & TAVERN, DUNCAN & YORK, & CA’S CHEESECAKES Waynesville: Your Choice of Any Sandwich from Bogart’s Restaurant & Tavern If you live in Waynesville, I’m sure you know about Bogart’s! Pop in here and enjoy your choice of a sandwich, side, and pickle. That’s hard to resist! View the […]

5 Sense-sational Spots to Enjoy Fresh Apples in West Asheville

Sweet, savory, pureed, or pressed—there are so many ways to enjoy fresh apples in the fall! Today, we’re going to focus on a microcosm of menus featuring the fresh fruit: West Asheville along Haywood Road. Though not specifically in the heart of apple country, this mile-and-a-half stretch demonstrates a good cross section of how apples […]